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05 August 2011

Ladies: This Is Your Brain On Sex

NewScientist

A woman's sexual response seems a good deal more complex than that of a man. Her entire body often behaves like one large erogenous zone, with certain areas so exquisitely sensitive that a good lover will move slowly and carefully in preparing the pleasurable feast. If he does his work well, she will let go of all her concerns and reservations, and be carried off into a place of intense, pleasurable release.
The precise locations that correspond to the vagina, cervix and female nipples on the brain's sensory cortex have been mapped for the first time, proving that vaginal stimulation activates different brain regions to stimulation of the clitoris. The study also found a direct link between the nipples and the genitals, which may explain why some women can orgasm through nipple stimulation alone.

...last year...a team led by Lars Michels at University Children's Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to confirm that the position of the clitoris on the homunculus was in approximately the same position as the penis in men. Barry Komisaruk at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and his colleagues have now used the same method to map the position of the clitoris, vagina and cervix on the sensory cortex as women stimulated themselves.

...Some have argued that women who derive pleasure from vaginal stimulation do so because their clitoris is being indirectly stimulated, but the current findings contradict this. "They support the reports of women that they experience orgasm from various forms of stimulation," says Beverly Whipple, also of Rutgers University, who was not involved in the current study.

...Komisaruk also checked what happened when women's nipples were stimulated, and was surprised to find that in addition to the chest area of the cortex lighting up, the genital area was also activated. "When I tell my male neuroscientist colleagues about this, they say: 'Wow, that's an exception to the classical homunculus,'" he says. "But when I tell the women they say: 'Well, yeah?'" It may help explain why a lot of women claim that nipple stimulation is erotic, he adds.

The next step is to map what other areas of the brain light up in response to clitoral and vaginal stimulation. Komisaruk would also like to see what happens when the area that supposedly contains the G-spot is stimulated, as women in the current study just stimulated the front wall of the vagina generally. _NewScientist
Apparently some women reach orgasm from nipple stimulation alone. Others may reach the promised land via clitoral or vaginal stimulation alone. For others, G spot stimulation may be the ticket. And then there are those women who experience orgasms several times a day for no clear reason, often in unexpected and embarassing situations.

What can we learn from these various approaches to female orgasm, in order to help the anorgasmic woman to reach climax?

Here at the Al Fin Institute for the Promotion of the Female Orgasm, our scientists, clinicians, and technicians are on call at all times, to expand the sphere of knowledge in this area. Our one and only concern is for the pleasurable welfare of the ladies of the world. It is for this that we sacrifice our time and our effort.

Ladies, feel free to consult us at any hour of the day or night, if you have any questions in this regard.

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